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If I could be you for one day..

If I could be you for one day..

That’s a difficult question to answer…isn’t it?

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Perhaps I could be Bagheera for a day 🙂

Considering my friends are from varied fields it’s quite difficult to choose between them. They are either Engineers, Doctors, Bankers, Writers, Dancers, Actors, Politicians, Yogis, Farmers, Teachers or a Soldiers.

Now why this thought came into my mind? or perhaps in your mind?

We see so much of what other people are doing? where they are going? with whom they are going? how much money they are making? what car they traveling in? etc etc; by the end of the day we question ourselves that what the hell we are doing to compete with them?

We forget the most basic thing in friendship..technically we didn’t made friends to compete with each other but to complete each other. ( My principal said that long back).  We made friends because we had a thing with each other. That particular thing is very hard to define ( can be one in a million reason).

Competition is good in fact that’s the reason we have the Olympics but people forget that it’s not about fighting with your opponent it’s about the gold which matters the most. Athletes have no personal reasons to hate or love each other they do it for the sake of the gold. Apparently that should be the way; you must compete all the time but not with your friend on Facebook but for the goal you have in your mind “The virtual Gold medal”. Your friend might be sharing the same goal with you but it’s definitely not a competition with him.

At least this is what I learnt from the Olympics. So next time when I am thinking about you I am not thinking about competing with you but I am trying to learn from you by being you.

And to answer the question although I cannot be you I can still try to be your friend in the best possible you.

Sincerely
Mahendra Kumar

 

Of course I am

Of course I am

Of course I am an idiot, stupid, jealous, liar, angry, fool,egoistic,  lazy and late sometimes..
I too have prejudice about people I meet and I also suffer from over confidence and loose control of my tongue.

And I am sorry for that. It’s not me it’s the programming.. ( from the movie Tomorrowland), I am built that way. That’s the excuse most often used and I also know it never actually works.

Now why I am saying this? Not so funny story… I was writing a software program a few days ago and I had to make a small change in the workflow but as it turns out it got messed up and then a software glitch cost me two days of work which almost ruined my day and weekend. Took me a while but I did fix it quicker than the last time as I knew every problem I faced last time.

What got me thinking is the fact that a simple virtual mistake had such an impact on my mood, thoughts and sleep for few days I cannot imagine what would have been your condition when I did something wrong to you in real life. Didn’t seemed bigger to me but it could have meant a whole lot to you!

So here I am not just saying sorry but completely owning up my mistakes and if I can do anything to fix it. It will be my honor and privilege.

Expecting a long list of things to do now..:-)

On a positive note I was watching a Harvard graduate speaking about intrinsic value…something which cannot be lost nor gained. It’s something which is always there. I believe I do have some intrinsic values which no matter what would never fade away 🙂 Trust me!

In the mean time monsoon is here and I am on my bike most of the time chasing clouds…. literally!
Had a minor accident which could have been terrible if my bike wouldn’t have saved my bones. I am slowly getting back into programming mode. Something I did way back in 2007 and then lost it completely in between. Took me a while and a whole lot of wisdom from my guardian angels but I think I can say I am pretty much back in the game now. I guess I shouldn’t have left it in the first place but similar to other mistakes I am glad I had a chance to correct it. As the famous Silicon Valley line goes ” Code hard and play harder” I may be able to spend my time pretty well when I am on vacations.  And talking about that; one is just down the line. Lots of thoughts about which place to head next… Maybe Nepal.

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Until next time..

Mahendra, Alejandro, Mahi, Mahendy and the Dragon kid 🙂

Answer lies within

Answer lies within

There is an old saying that the “answer is in the question itself”; Now that’s freaking insane when you are 12 year old and you have got a mathematics problem to solve and your mind is thinking about this quote. There is no way in hell that the answer lies between this algebraic equation.

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Now why people would believe in this quote if it’s wrong? I was thinking about this today. The context wasn’t mathematics but more of a real world type. I was just wondering about the decisions people make and the consequences of those decisions. Some time they rejoice sometimes they remorse. Now, the real world question is how to find an optimal solution for a problem…. in real world scenario- how to make the best possible decision?
well, it depends how do you define “the best possible decision”. For me it’s the decision that you are willing to die for, the decision you totally immerse yourself and the decision when made results won’t matter. This is my personal view though. It’s the same reason people drive fast, they very well know that it’s dangerous, they may die in an accident but it’s the shear pleasure of driving and experiencing the thrill that you still drive fast regardless of the consequences. Now that’s a perfect decision…. a decision which makes the process a shear pleasure.

Mahendra Kumar

Same with journey, If the landscape is awesome you don’t care about the destination.

Now coming back to mathematics the answer does lies within…how??  well in algebra the process is the key. If you concentrate on the steps (process) you will definitely get the answer.

Mahendra Kumar

Sunday!

Sunday!

Sunday!  damn…… I have been waiting for this day. Ever since I have joined an office for some part time work. I look forward Sundays more eagerly then I used to do earlier. However today is going to be busy as I figured out that I have got a lot of work to do and my current energy level as on 06:28 AM  is very low. Got to have breakfast as soon as possible.

Expecting to see a foreigner who arrived yesterday. Hope we communicate well.

Today I wanted to share a picture of oxford university of the most coveted universities in the world.

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